If you suffer from sensitive skin, it can often take some time to develop a skin care routine that works well for you. OROGOLD brings you some sensitive skin do’s and don’ts, to help you to properly nurture and take care of your sensitive skin.
Do: Choose the Right Makeup
As much as you may want to cover up any red patches or areas of dry skin with a good coating of concealer, OROGOLD strongly advises against this. You should also avoid any foundation powders, as these can often cake into fine lines, drawing more attention to dry, flaky skin. Instead, opt for a tinted moisturizer specifically developed for sensitive skin, as this will enhance your natural skin tone while nourishing your skin. When it comes to blushes and eyeshadows, OROGOLD recommends opting for cream-based products rather than powders.
Don’t: Forget About the SPF
Although you may be wary of the many chemicals that some sunscreens contained, it won’t do you any good at all to skip the sunscreen altogether. Failing to wear sunblock can cause certain sensitive skin conditions, such as rosacea, to worsen and flare up, resulting in increased redness and burning. OROGOLD advises that those with sensitive skin avoid sunscreens that contain chemical blockers, such as oxybenzone and avobenzone, as these absorb into the skin and cause irritation. Instead, choose a sunscreen that contains physical blockers, such as zinc oxide, as this just sits on top of the skin and reflects the sun’s rays away from you.
Do: Use Tepid Water
You have probably already realized by now that hot water doesn’t do your skin any good, and will result in drying out sensitive skin even more. Although you may be tempted to believe that cold water does the opposite, it can lead to broken capillaries, which you also definitely don’t want. For this reason, it is best to avoid any temperature extremes and stick to tepid water at all times, for your face as well as your body.
Although you may have been led to believe that cleansing twice a day is essential, this is certainly not true for those of you with sensitive skin. Washing your face too often will not only dry out your skin, but is likely to cause extra irritation as well. OROGOLD recommends cleansing just once, at night time, to wash away the dirt and oil that has built up during the day, making sure that you use a gentle cleanser.
As challenging as sensitive skin may be, once you have developed a sensitive skin routine that properly nurtures your skin, without causing any irritation, you will be able to make use of this for the rest of your life, adapting and adjusting the products depending on your changing needs. OROGOLD reminds you to always perform a ‘use test’ of a product on a small patch of skin before using it on the rest of your face and body, to ensure that your skin is not going to react to it.